How Do I Know Which Water Heater to Buy?!?

When it comes to buying a new water heater, how do you decide which one is best for your home?

Start with the basics. Would you prefer a large old-fashioned tank water heater or a modern, more efficient tankless heater?

Large tank water heaters are usually the least expensive at first, but have a higher operating cost over time because they continuously warm water 24 hours a day. Tankless water heaters are a more expensive one-time purchase but can be programmed to run certain hours of the day, with other features that will save you money and reduce energy consumption to nearly 30% or more.

The average lifespan of a tank water heater is 8-10 years and the average lifespan of a tankless heater is around 20 years. Keep in mind that each brand of water heater has a different life span and associated maintenance costs when considering prices.

In addition to cost comparison, be sure to research efficiency ratings for the water heater you select. The higher Energy Factor (EF), the better your product will be. Check the heater you select for a factory warranty and always be sure to hire a licensed, experienced professional to install the heater for you.

When you purchase a water heater from Sanders Plumbing, you will receive a 6-year parts and labor warranty. If you are a Sanders Preferred Service Plan member, you can have a lifetime warranty on the heater. If you are ready for a new water heater, call Sanders Plumbing 865-922-9175 today to schedule an appointment! For tips and more, follow us on Facebook!



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